January 25, 2021

A $75 million luxury North Korean golf course shut down six weeks after opening

The Ananti Golf Resort was built in North Korea’s beautiful Mount Kumgang region — but it abruptly closed in 2008

Just ten miles north of the inter-Korean border, a luxury golf resort developed by a well-known South Korean hotel brand is slowly decaying in the North Korean resort town of Mount Kumgang. 

The Ananti Golf and Spa Resort cost a hefty $75 million and opened in May 2008, but was unlucky enough to be born in the twilight of inter-Korean cooperation’s so-called Sunshine era.